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Questions about mayor’s eligibility in March elections

Until recently, Mayor Zenaida Moya has been considered a force to contend with, but her political fortunes now appear to be quickly frittering away amidst a string of recent scandals [...]

CitCo owes Belize Maintenance Ltd. $1.9 million

And there is more to compound the financial woes of the Belize City Council, which finds itself indebted to the tune of nine million dollars. Viewers will remember the case [...]

Caribe Mariner and captain placed under arrest

The Caribe Mariner, a ship registered in Antigua and Barbuda, was locked off from dockworkers or stevedores at the Port of Belize this afternoon halfway through the loading of industrial [...]

Orange Walk youth murdered in front of friends

A sixteen year old youth is dead after he was stabbed in front of several friends in Orange Walk Town on Thursday evening. The fatal stabbing place while a group [...]

Home burglarized on the Northern Highway

A house was broken into on the Northern Highway on Thursday night, but the thieves never got too far from the scene and had to abandon their get-away vehicle and [...]

Tourist raped on Caye Caulker …

In the island of Caye Caulker, a visiting twenty-seven year old Texan woman claims she was raped last night. According to the victim, she went out for a late dinner [...]

…And Jimmy Espat convicted of raping Canadian tourist

After three hours of deliberations, a jury of seven women and two men today found a man Guilty of Rape. Thirty year-old Jimmy Jerry Espat was convicted of the rape [...]

Man faces seven counts of robbery for separate incidents

A fisherman of King’s Park who is accused of committing two separate hold-ups at different locations was today denied bail after he pleaded not guilty before Chief Magistrate Margaret McKenzie. [...]

Doppler radar officially handed over to Met Service

It has been one year since the Doppler radar arrived in the country and today it was officially handed over to the National Met Service in Ladyville. The football shaped [...]

After numerous run-ins with CitCo, Archie gets licenses

There is an update to the ongoing dispute between businessman Archie Lee and the City Council. Today, Lee called News Five to his business to say that early this morning [...]

UB still getting $1.5 million increase in subvention

This past Wednesday the Student Government of the University of Belize’s City campus hosted a press conference to demand an increase of five million dollars in government subventions to the [...]

Clarification

In our newscast on Tuesday, we reported that thieves broke into Money Gram’s offices, that its owners were charged late last year with money laundering and that their offices had [...]

Pageant, fairs and more this weekend

It is a weekend packed with fun activities from north to south, including a pageant with a different flavour, fairs, a golden oldie to do and much more so listen [...]

Former City Admin says mayor knew about S.S.B. arrears…

After days of back and forth, there is a smoking gun in respect of arrears in workers contributions to the Social Security Board by City Hall. Mayor Zenaida Moya on [...]

…And says Moya should not have given contract to her brother

Perrera was not only upset about being blamed for the scandal, he came armed with documents. He resurrected the old case that the mayor was collecting more salary than she [...]

Elections & Boundaries Dept. ready for municipal elections

Turning to the March fourth elections, eighty-six thousand six hundred and twenty-seven residents are eligible to vote in the poll. The voters will be choosing from one hundred and sixty-four [...]

March fourth declared countrywide “non-school” day

Still on the elections, a release today from the Ministry of Education has declared March fourth a countrywide “non-school” day. Schools will be used as polling stations and, as a [...]

Archie Lee has multimillion dollar debt with Alliance Bank

It is two weeks since Archie Lee’s Shopping City Convenience Store and Restaurant on Central American Boulevard have been closed for business. Today reports surfaced that Lee is up to [...]

Supreme Court approves injunction against PUC amendment

Light bills will not go down… at least for now and that is because on Wednesday the Supreme Court approved an injunction against the Public Utilities Commission’s Amendment to the [...]

Prison guard charged with Theft

A prison officer, who is also a former B.D.F. soldier, was formally charged with Theft in Magistrates’ Court today after he allegedly stole a wallet containing nine hundred dollars. Twenty-nine [...]

Man freed of Robbery; still remanded for previous charge

Also in Magistrates’ Court, a man who was sentenced two weeks ago to eight years imprisonment for two counts of Robbery managed to win a case today in which he [...]

Tubal Institute teacher guilty of Burglary

He should know right from wrong and was expected to be at school but tonight a teacher is behind bars after he pleaded guilty to burglary. Fifty-one year old Stephen [...]

Enrique Martinez & Sons burglarized; security guard robbed

The latest business to become a victim of the robbery spree in the city is Enrique Martinez and Sons Limited on the Northern Highway. At around ten on Wednesday night [...]

Belizeans receiving eye care in Cuba return home

Belizeans continue to benefit from cooperation programmes with development partners. And in areas of education and health, the island of Cuba has been consistent and generous, offering scholarships and free [...]

Youths to take the couch on Open Your Eyes

While some headed to Cuba, many more youngsters in Belize will celebrate International Children’s Day of Broadcasting with the theme “Unite for Children: Tune into Kids”. On this day the [...]